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Offline kwacky

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Re: MKIII Starting Issue
« Reply #20 on: Mar 21, 2018, 02:35 PM »
By the way, the bike has just come back (literally in the last hour) from All Year Biker so it's been treated to a fine misting of ACF50.  I'll see over the next couple of days if that's made any difference. 

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Re: MKIII Starting Issue
« Reply #21 on: Mar 21, 2018, 02:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by 78 Bravo [+]
Do you both leave your bikes outside overnight as well as during the day?

No, Mine is kept in a garage. no heating though...

Offline Siberman

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Re: MKIII Starting Issue
« Reply #22 on: Mar 21, 2018, 08:25 PM »
Sounds like the garage don't want to do anything about it. I had a KTM that had water getting into the dash electrics bringing on the engine warning lights! The garage tried to tell me that it was the heavy rain but basically the bike hadn't been assembled properly.
I'm sorry, really bad reception here, you said your name was Dr. who?

Offline DarrenVS

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Re: MKIII Starting Issue
« Reply #23 on: Mar 22, 2018, 07:01 AM »
My current 2018is left outside all day everyday whilst I’m at work . Never had any issues with the ignition on any of the Versys I’ve had. My first one I had for 5 years , ridden all year in all weather. Admittedly I did occasionally put some lube into the ignition, more to clean it than anything.
Maybe I’ve just been lucky with my 3
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Offline kwacky

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Re: MKIII Starting Issue
« Reply #24 on: Mar 22, 2018, 08:33 AM »
She fired up first time this morning. 

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Re: MKIII Starting Issue
« Reply #25 on: Mar 22, 2018, 10:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by kwacky [+]
She fired up first time this morning.

mine too!

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Re: MKIII Starting Issue
« Reply #26 on: Mar 22, 2018, 12:13 PM »
I wonder if the warmer weather had anything to do with it?

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Re: MKIII Starting Issue
« Reply #27 on: Mar 22, 2018, 02:31 PM »
Mine fired up all week before we had the snow at the beginning of the month.  It was -3 most mornings before the snow arrived and I parked it in the garage for 3 days. Took it out on the Sunday ( it was 11c ) and it fired straight up
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Offline Dr Bones

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Re: MKIII Starting Issue
« Reply #28 on: Mar 22, 2018, 04:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by 78 Bravo [+]
So, weekly spray of WD40 / GT85 down the barrel considered to be a good preventative measure then?

Squirting it down the barrel from the top won't get the water displacer to where it needs to be. The bit that gets the damp in it is the electrical part at the bottom of the barrel.

https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,21767.0.html

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Re: MKIII Starting Issue
« Reply #29 on: Mar 22, 2018, 05:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dr Bones [+]
Squirting it down the barrel from the top won't get the water displacer to where it needs to be. The bit that gets the damp in it is the electrical part at the bottom of the barrel.

https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,21767.0.html

Okay thanks, so what did the service techs have in mind / what would you do?

I suppose I could strip the bike down after every ride and dry it in the airing cupboard, but then that does seem excessive  :008: :008: